Hughes of Dolgellau Archives

Scope and Content

Personal papers of William J. Hughes, 1831-1885, 1921; insurance policies, 1885, 1913; John Williams papers, 1846-1887, 1904; and 'Y Dydd' Press wage and account books, 1899-1909, 1922-1925, 1929-1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

William J. Hughes (d 1921) was a printer and publisher in Dolgellau, Merionethshire, printing the newspaper 'Y Dydd'. The father of Mrs Margaret Hughes, his wife, was John Williams, a wood turner at Llwyn Saw Mills. Miss Claudia Hughes was their daughter.


Arranged by date.

Access Information

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Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Hughes of Mervinian House, Dolgellau papers; Genealogy website( viewed 29th October 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

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